Don’t let making a mistake get in the way of your miracle.
Recently, I met someone who had decided to change her career and who spoke about her new idea with a sparkle in her eyes. She chatted enthusiastically about her plans and listed off an impressive inventory of her latest qualifications. She had her family’s support and had already met up with some promising business contacts.
Up until now, she had been following her new direction. Everything had gone well. Without any real financial worries, she had been able to prepare herself for this new career in a safe and supportive environment.
Great, really great. However, she then told me she felt that she was in limbo; that she needed to find something so she could get started. All her enthusiasm and certainty seemed to evaporate and she even drifted on to talking about a completely different career.
She had arrived at crunch time. Ready to go live. Primed to put everything she’d learned into action. She was all set to give it a try but something was preventing it.
Here’s the thing. The shift from preparing for a new path to actually following it, requires a degree of courage. What if you make a mistake? What if it doesn’t work out they way you’d imagined? What if, after all this ground work, you’re not a success? What if, now this is a big one, what if you look silly?
So, as I said, don’t let making a mistake get in the way of your miracle.
Choose your direction. Prepare for it. Then do it. Make mistakes.
The experience of making mistakes leads inevitably to the miracle of learning.
What really great mistakes have you made lately?